Wine Find: 2012 El Libre Torrontes

By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun

2:03 PM EDT, November 2, 2012


Argentine torrontes is one of the great white wine values in the world today, and this is a splendid example at an attractive price. It's the tiniest bit off fully dry, and it offers clean, fresh flavors of citrus peel, lime, pear and minerals. There's just enough sugar to give it a rounded feel, not enough to make it sweet. And the bottle comes with a lesson in Argentine history. Viva la Revolucion!

From: Mendoza, Argentine

Price: $12

Serve with: Light-fleshed fish, shellfish